The Libre Software Meeting (LSM) is an annual free software event in France. The French name of this event is Rencontres mondiales du logiciel libre (RMLL).

Summary Edit

The Libre Software Meeting takes place each year since 2000, in July. Launched by the French free software users group Association Bordelaise des utilisateurs de logiciels libres (ABUL). More than 1000 people, coming from more than 50 countries, participate each year.

The LSM is a mix of two complementary meetings:

  • a developpers meeting, free software coders coming to discuss about their projects in a fun geeky event.
  • a free software promotion event dedicated to a large audience

Organisation Edit

The LSM is organized by a team of benevolent people, combining local and national free software associations.

Villages Edit


The village of the associations welcome the visitors with a set of stands presenting local or national associations.

Hosting cities Edit

  • from the 5th to the 9th of July in 2000 in Bordeaux,
  • from the 4th to the 8th of July in 2001 in Bordeaux,
  • from the 9th to the 13th of July in 2002 in Bordeaux,
  • from the 9th to the 12th of July in 2003 in Metz,
  • from the 6th to the 10th of July in 2004 in Bordeaux,
  • from the 5th to the 9th of July in 2005 in Dijon,
  • from the 4th to the 8th of July in 2006 in Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy,
  • from the 10th to the 14th of July in 2007 in Amiens,
  • from the 1st to the 5th of July 2008 in Mont-de-Marsan.


The LSM logo has been drawn for the LSM 2001 by André Pascual, co-creator, with Sketch (Skencil). The choice of the mascot and her name come from the homophony with Armelle first name and the RMLL English pronouncement.

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